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Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District
Wisconsin's 8th congressional district
Wisconsin US Congressional District 8 (since 2013).tif
Wisconsin's 8th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
Area9,740.44 sq mi (25,227.6 km2)
Distribution
  • 56.04% urban
  • 43.96% rural
Population (2018 est.)735,997
Median household
income
$61,423[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+7[3]

Wisconsin's 8th congressional district is a congressional district of the United States House of Representatives in northeastern Wisconsin. It is currently represented by Mike Gallagher, a Republican. Gallagher won the open seat vacated by Reid Ribble in 2016. It is also one of two Congressional Districts to ever elect a Catholic Priest, Robert John Cornell.

The 8th District has leaned Republican throughout its history; seven Democrats have represented it since its creation, but none have served more than two terms. It became more of a swing seat in the 1990s. In 2004, Republican George W. Bush won 55 percent of the vote in the district, while in 2008, Democrat Barack Obama received 53.6 percent of the vote. The last Democrat to represent the district was Steve Kagen from 2007 to 2011. Since Kagen lost in the 2010 election, the seat has been held by Republicans, who have consistently won it by double digit percent margins in each election to the seat since 2012, and won similarly in statewide elections. The only county in the current district to back the Democratic presidential candidate in the 2000, 2004 and 2016 elections was overwhelmingly Native American Menominee County, which has never voted Republican since its creation in 1960, and only Menominee and Door Counties voted Democratic in 2012.

Since the 1930 Census, the district has been centered upon Green Bay, Appleton and the Door Peninsula. Between the 1970 Census and the 2010 Census, the 8th moved north to encompass most counties bordering Michigan, but after 2010 it lost most of the border counties to the Seventh District, whilst gaining Calumet County.

Counties currently within the district include the entirety of Brown, Calumet, Door, Kewaunee, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano and Waupaca Counties, and part of Winnebago County.

Presidential Voting Results

Year Office Results
2000 President Bush 52% - 43%
2004 President Bush 55% - 44%
2008 President Obama 53% - 45%
2012 President Romney 51% - 48%
2016 President Trump 56% - 39%

List of members representing the district

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1873
Alexander S. McDill Republican March 4, 1873 -
March 3, 1875
43rd [data unknown/missing]
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George W. Cate
Democratic March 4, 1875 -
March 3, 1877
44th [data unknown/missing]
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Thaddeus C. Pound
Republican March 4, 1877 -
March 3, 1883
45th
46th
47th
[data unknown/missing]
William T. Price Republican March 4, 1883 -
December 6, 1886
48th
49th
[data unknown/missing]
Died.
Vacant December 6, 1886 -
January 18, 1887
49th
Hugh H. Price Republican January 18, 1887 -
March 3, 1887
Elected to finish his father's term.
[data unknown/missing]
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Nils P. Haugen
Republican March 4, 1887 -
March 3, 1893
50th
51st
52nd
[data unknown/missing]
Redistricted to the 10th district.
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Lyman E. Barnes
Democratic March 4, 1893 -
March 3, 1895
53rd [data unknown/missing]
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Edward S. Minor
Republican March 4, 1895 -
March 3, 1903
54th
55th
56th
57th
[data unknown/missing]
Redistricted to the 9th district.
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James H. Davidson
Republican March 4, 1903 -
March 3, 1913
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
Redistricted from the 6th district.
[data unknown/missing]
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Edward E. Browne
Republican March 4, 1913 -
March 3, 1931
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
[data unknown/missing]
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Gerald J. Boileau
Republican March 4, 1931 -
March 3, 1933
72nd [data unknown/missing]
Redistricted to the 7th district.
James F. Hughes Democratic March 4, 1933 -
January 3, 1935
73rd [data unknown/missing]
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George J. Schneider
Progressive January 3, 1935 -
January 3, 1939
74th
75th
[data unknown/missing]
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Joshua L. Johns
Republican January 3, 1939 -
January 3, 1943
76th
77th
[data unknown/missing]
LaVern Dilweg Democratic January 3, 1943 -
January 3, 1945
78th [data unknown/missing]
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John W. Byrnes
Republican January 3, 1945 -
January 3, 1973
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
[data unknown/missing]
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Harold Vernon Froehlich
Republican January 3, 1973 -
January 3, 1975
93rd [data unknown/missing]
Robert John Cornell.jpg
Robert John Cornell
Democratic January 3, 1975 -
January 3, 1979
94th
95th
[data unknown/missing]
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Toby Roth
Republican January 3, 1979 -
January 3, 1997
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
[data unknown/missing]
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Jay W. Johnson
Democratic January 3, 1997 -
January 3, 1999
105th [data unknown/missing]
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Mark Andrew Green
Republican January 3, 1999 -
January 3, 2007
106th
107th
108th
109th
[data unknown/missing]
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Steve Kagen
Democratic January 3, 2007 -
January 3, 2011
110th
111th
[data unknown/missing]
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Reid Ribble
Republican January 3, 2011 -
January 3, 2017
112th
113th
114th
[data unknown/missing]
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Mike Gallagher
Republican January 3, 2017 -
present
115th
116th
[data unknown/missing]

Recent election results

2006

2006 Wisconsin's 8th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steve Kagen 141,570 50.90
Republican John Gard 135,622 48.76
Write-ins 943 0.34
Total votes 278,135 100.00
Democratic gain from Republican

2008

2008 Wisconsin's 8th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steve Kagen (Incumbent) 193,662 54.00
Republican John Gard 164,621 45.90
Write-ins 364 0.10
Total votes 358,647 100.00
Democratic hold

2010

2010 Wisconsin's 8th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Reid Ribble 143,998 54.77
Democratic Steve Kagen (Incumbent) 118,646 45.12
Write-ins 294 0.11
Total votes 262,938 100.00
Republican gain from Democratic

2012

2012 Wisconsin 8th Congressional District
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Reid Ribble (Incumbent) 198,874 55.95
Democratic Jamie Wall 156,287 43.97
none Scattering 303 0.09
Total votes 355,464 100.0

2014

2014 Wisconsin's 8th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Reid Ribble (Incumbent) 188,553 65.0
Democratic Ron Gruett 101,345 34.9
n/a Write-ins 150 0.1
Total votes 290,048 100.0
Republican hold

2016

On January 30, 2016, Reid Ribble announced he would retire at the end of his third term, opening the seat for the 2016 election.[4]

2016 Wisconsin's 8th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Gallagher 227,892 62.6
Democratic Tom Nelson 135,682 37.3
Green Wendy Gribben (write-in) 16 0.0
Democratic Jerry Kobishop (write-in) 2 0.0
n/a Write-ins 188 0.1
Total votes 363,280 100.0
Republican hold

2018

2018 Wisconsin's 8th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Gallagher (Incumbent) 209,410 63.7
Democratic Beau Liegeois 119,265 36.3
n/a Write-ins 99 0.0
Total votes 328,774 100.0
Republican hold

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

See also

References

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=55&cd=08
  2. ^ https://censusreporter.org/profiles/50000US5508-congressional-district-8-wi/
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index - Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ McCardle, Elery (30 January 2016). "U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble not seeking re-election". WBAY-TV, Green Bay, Wisconsin. Retrieved 2016.

External links

Coordinates: 44°49?53?N 87°56?13?W / 44.83139°N 87.93694°W / 44.83139; -87.93694


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